Wine of the Week

Iris Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir

Appellation: Willamette Valley

Chalice Estate Vineyard shares a fence line with famed King Estate Winery, and winemaker Aaron Lieberman turned proprietor Pamela Frye’s fruit into a Platinum for her Iris Vineyards project for the second straight year. Bright notes of boysenberry, strawberry and Rainier cherry pick up orange oil and cinnamon for a nicely layered and remarkably priced example of Pinot Noir that earned its way into the 2020 Platinum Judging via a gold medal at the Oregon Wine Competition in Ashland.

Rated “Platinum” by Wine Press Northwest.

Price: $22

Production: 5,200 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

Food pairings: Enjoy with poultry, dishes featuring mushrooms, root vegetables, fried fare, soft cheeses or cured meat.

Iris Vineyards tasting room

82110 Territorial Highway

Eugene, OR 97405

(541) 942-5993

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This story was originally published February 16, 2021 3:37 PM.

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